Bayburt University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Bayburt, Turkey
In our study, we aimed to examine the effect of nursing care satisfaction on the pain and anxiety levels of patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. This descriptive study was conducted with the participation of patients who underwent surgery in the orthopedic clinic of a training and research hospital, and they were in the early postoperative period. Patient information form, Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scale and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were used in data collection. In this study, we found that 41.2% of the orthopedic patients were between the ages of 36 and 50, and 60.4% of them were women. Both nursing care satisfaction and anxiety levels were found to be higher in women than men (p<0.05). The highest satisfaction rate was found among patients aged 18-35 years old, and the highest anxiety level was found in patients over the age of 66. In our study, we found that higher anxiety levels increased pain intensity, and a high level of nursing care satisfaction could be seen in various pain and anxiety levels. Our study showed that nursing care satisfaction was affected by pain and anxiety in patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. In addition, it showed that pain and anxiety trigger each other. Clinicians should be aware of the negative effects of pain and anxiety on postoperative recovery. Strategies to increase nursing care satisfaction should be developed.
Keywords: Anxiety, care satisfaction, orthopedic surgery, pain, early postoperative period
Conflict of interests: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest in the study.
Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that they have received no financial support for the study.
Ethical approval: Ethics committee approval of this study was obtained from İnönü University Health Sciences Non-Interventional Clinical Research Ethics Committee with the number 2021/2491.
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Gunes H, Bulbuloglu S, Kapikıran G, Sritas S. The effect of nursing care satisfaction on pain and anxiety levels of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery in the early postoperative period. Med Science. 2022;11(3):1258-63.
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Corresponding Author: Gurkan Kapikiran, Malatya Turgut Ozal University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Emergency Aid and Disaster Management, Malatya, Turkey.